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Social Work Transfer Concentration /A.S. Degree

Program Advisor: Audrey Ringer, LICSW, 413-236-4571 

Students acquire the skills, values, ethics, and internship experiences necessary to transfer successfully into a Bachelor of Social Work program. BCC Human Services graduates regularly gain admission to excellent Bachelor of Social Work programs and perform outstanding work in these programs.

Students who attend college full time are usually able to earn a BCC associate degree in two years and a Bachelor of Social Work degree in two additional years. A Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree, providing access to the Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) level of social work practice, can be attained in one to one and one half years after earning the Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Students who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work program should consult with the Human Services program advisor.

Students who plan to transfer to a program other than a Bachelor of Social Work program should select the Human Services A.S. program.

Expected Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • succeed as transfer students in an accredited Bachelor of Social Work program;
  • demonstrate a commitment to the well being and quality of life of the clients being served;
  • know and follow the Human Services Code of Ethics;
  • know and use beginning level skills, including conducting a strengths based assessment, making effective referrals, develop­ing helping relationships with individuals and families, providing relationship based counseling, facilitating a group, documenting in agency records, and understanding and appreciating diversity.

 

Graduation Requirements

Program 34 Credits
HSV 111 Human Services Methods 3
HSV 135 Introduction to Community Resources 3
HSV 280 Group and Professional Development 3
HSV Field Work Seminars and Practicums 7
PSY 107 Introductory Psychology 3
PSY 204 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY 208 Interviewing and Counseling 3
SOC 105 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 216 Racial and Ethnic Minorities   (see footnote 2) 3

 

General Education 28 Credits
BIO 105  Fundamentals of Biology 
COM Communication 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
General Electives (see footnote 3) 12 
Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3

 

Additional As Shown  
Core Competencies Portfolio 6 Items
Forum 12 Units
Health/Fitness 30 Hours
Minimum Cumulative Averages:
-Overall
2.000
-Area of Specialization:
All required HSV Courses, PSY 107 and SOC 105 2.000 

Suggested block for program completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student's individual needs.

 

First Semester

15 Credits

HSV 135

Introduction to Community Resources

3

PSY 107

Introductory Psychology

3

SOC 105

Introductory Sociology

3

COM

Communication

3

ENG

English Composition/ Writing

3

 

 

Second Semester

15 Credits

HSV 111

Human Services Methods

3

HSV 151

Field Work Seminar l

1

HSV 161

Field Practicum l

2

PSY 204

Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 216

Racial and Ethnic Minorities

3

ENG

English Composition/ Writing

3

 

Third Semester

16 Credits

HSV 252

Field Work Seminar ll

1

HSV 262

Field Practicum ll

3

PSY 208

Interviewing and Counseling

3

General Education Electives (see footnote 3)

6

Mathematics (see footnote 1)

3

 

Fourth Semester

16 Credits

HSV 280

Group and Professional Development

3

Specialized Elective (see footnote 2)

3

BIO 105

Fundamentals of Biology

4

General Education Electives (see footnote 3)

6

Footnotes:

1. Usually MAT 101, Applied Contemporary Mathematics, or any course with the "MA" General Education designation. Consult with the Human Services program advisor before selecting a math course.

2. To ensure the transferability of the Specialized Elective, a student must consult with the Human Services program advisor before selecting a Specialized Elective. The Specialized Elective chosen should be approved by the Human Services program advisor.

3. General Education Electives chosen from two or more of the following: History, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural or Physical Science, Environmental Studies. In order to meet both BCC graduation requirements and the graduation requirements of the BSW transfer program, a student should consult with the Human Services program advisor before selecting specific courses to fulfill this requirement.


NOTE: Any prior criminal offense could hinder placement in fieldwork agencies. See Criminal Offender Record Information Checks in the BCC Catalog or the CORI/SORI link on this site.